Upcoming events

October 18th - 18th, 2021

Mariette van der Tol - Lingering Legacies of Toleration in the Nation State
Online via Zoom

Mariette van der Tol will give a seminar on Lingering legacies of toleration in the nation state: integration, secularisation, and privatisation of religion on Monday 18 October (15:00). She shares with us a chapter of her PhD-dissertation “Politics of Religious Diversity: Toleration, Religious Freedom and Visibility of Religion in Public space” (University of Cambridge, 2020).


Past events

June 3rd - 3rd, 2021

#BLACKLIVESMATTER: One Year Later from Global to Local with Lewis Gordon

To reflect on the past year of protests, the Radboud University Anti-Racism Collective and the Race Religion Research Team has invited American philosopher Lewis Gordon and Suus te Braak, organiser of the Nijmegen BLM demonstration, for an online lecture and conversation on Thursday 3 June.

March 25th, 2021

On Race, Species and Becoming Human
Online via Zoom

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson shares with us her innovative thinking on the intricate relations between race, species and the idea of ‘the human’.

March 24th, 2021

Radboud Anti Racism Awareness Week: "Conceptualizing Race and Religion" and "Islamophobia in the Netherlands and at Radboud"
Online via Zoom

As part of Radboud University's Anti-Racism Awareness Week (March 22-26), the race-religion constellation project is involved in two panels on Wednesday, March 24:

I: Conceptualizing Race and Religion: Islamophobia and Antisemitism (10:00-11:30)
II: Islamophobia in the Netherlands and at Radboud (12:00-13:30)

December 10th, 2020

Mariska Jung - Postcolonial Europe and it’s Animal Other: On Race, Religion and Species
Venue will be communicated depending on corona measures

Since the turn of the millennium, the practice of religious slaughter of animals for food consumption has become increasingly politicized in Europe, with over ten countries legally intervening in the practice or heavily debating to do so. This politicization occurs against the backdrop of 9/11, the alleged failure of multiculturalism and the problematization of Islam in Europe. The past decades have also witnessed the maturation of animal welfare as a political concern that is represented on local, national and European parliamentarian level. In her PHD research, Mariska Jung focuses on the conceptual questions and entanglements of race, religion and species that emerge from the political debate on religious slaughter. In this presentation, she will outline her general research framework and discuss parts of her work so far.

September 22nd, 2020

Conversation on "Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World" by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson
Online conversation

Please join the Race and Religion Constellation team for an online conversation Tuesday 22 September on Becoming Human: Matter and Meaning in an Antiblack World authored by Zakiyyah Iman Jackson. In this session, we will discuss the book and any kind of question it stirs up within us.

November 13th, 2019

David Theo Goldberg Workshop
Radboud University

October 15th, 2019

‘Multiculturalism is not dead: Tariq Modood & Fouad Laroui in discussion about multiculturalism & secularism’
De Balie Amsterdam

In 2010 Angela Merkel famously declared the death of multiculturalism. The renowned British sociologist Tariq Modood believes Merkel is wrong: multiculturalism is not dead. In De Balie he shares his ideas about the future of multiculturalism and discusses the multiculturalist challenge with e.a. Fouad Laroui who believes in a strict separation between religion and state.

May 9th, 2019

‘Israel has a Jewish Problem: Self-Determination as Self-Elimination’
Spui 25 Amsterdam

Much has been written about the outcomes for Palestinians who have been excluded and marginalized by the Zionist project. This event adds a layer of complexity by asking about the outcomes of popular sovereignty for those presumed to be at the center of an ethno-national state, “the people” themselves.

March 8th, 2019

Honouring and Celebrating the Life of Saba Mahmood
Common Room, Anthropology (REC B5.12), University of Amsterdam, Roeterseilandcampus

Next Friday, March 8th, we gather to commemorate and celebrate her life and work. Scholars who have been touched and influenced by her work will reflect om Saba Mahmood's legacy on the study of religion, secularism, Islam, agency, piety, and feminism, to name but a few of the fields that have been impacted by her work. Everybody is welcome to contribute to this conversation.

October 22nd - 23rd, 2018

Entanglements of Race Religion and Secularism
University of Amsterdam & Radboud University Nijmegen

On 22 and 23 October the Race-Religion-Secularism network will organize its first conference in Amsterdam and Nijmegen. The conference aims to connect the innovative research on the race-religion constellation to recent academic discussions on the religio-secular paradigm.